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Gold Rush Trail Adventure

Tripoto
19th May 2014

Checking out some of the glacially fed lakes.

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

Our favorite black bear.

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

Camping in the wild.

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

Alaska is so close, well, at least Hyder is.

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

The border to the Yukon.

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

Tok, Alaska

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

Always gotta have our s'mores.

Photo of Gold Rush Trail Adventure by David Patrick

Gold Rush Trail Adventure: 15 days Seattle <-> Anchorage $1900 + $600 Local Payment

 
This adventure starts in Seattle (or vice versa) and makes its way, 2,500 miles, to Anchorage following the Cariboo and Klondike gold rush trails. Travel overland and experience the rugged landscapes and animals that stood in the way of these frenzied prospectors. The Fraser River Valley and Cassiar Highway will give a glimpse back in time with visits to the K’san First Nation Village and Barkerville Historic Town. The Cassiar Highway also excites the animal lover with plenty of opportunities to see moose, beavers, fox, and black bear! After the Cassiar, which can be a rough road, we’ll soak our weary bones in the Takhini Hot Springs. The journey continues along the Yukon River up to Dawson City; a town perpetually set in the year of 1896. Try your luck gold panning or with a visit to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall. Finally the adventure makes its way over “The Top of the World Highway” to the most northerly land border in the USA, Poker Creek and on to Anchorage.
 
Included in Trip and Local Payment
  • 15-day tour in overland vehicle
  • Accommodations outlined for nights in Hostel/Campsites
  • All meals cooked off the truck (11xBreakfast, 12xLunch, 11xDinner)
  • Visit K’san Historical Village
  • Barkerville Historic Gold Rush Town
  • Visit Takhini Hot springs Whitehorse
  • Gold Panning Dawson City
  • Entrance into Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall Dawson City
  • Admission to National Parks and Monuments
  • Pre-departure meeting to welcome and provide you with a good understanding of the trip ahead
  • Services of two trained/commercially certified leaders/drivers
  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • High quality four person tents (sleeping only two), camp chairs and cooking equipment
  • Information regarding places to be visited, history, flora and fauna
Seattle is beautifully situated on the Puget Sound with Mt. Rainier overlooking the city from a short distance. Visit Pike Place Market or the Space Needle as these two iconic attractions will rarely disappoint. Land in one of America’s most beautiful cities surrounded by the Puget Sound and not-so-distant volcanoes. Meet your fellow group members and leaders at 6 pm for a pre-departure meeting followed by group meal. (Includes Pre-departure meeting)
Photo of Seattle, WA, United States by David Patrick
This city is not to be missed with amazing culture, food, and activities to keep you entertained. Cross over into Canada to explore the outdoor activities and sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. Spend a few days exploring this coastal seaport relaxing at Stanley Park or its beautiful beaches. Take a leisurely stroll through Gas town boost, check out Grouse Mountain with lumberjack shows and a multitude of activities from zip lining to paragliding.
Photo of Vancouver, BC, Canada by David Patrick
Most known for its winter season, Whistler has a vast array of summer activities to participate in along with a quaint ski town atmosphere. We’ll travel the Sea to Sky Highway with magnificent views and the possibility to see whales and bald eagles. Whether you want to mountain bike, ride ATVs, or ride Peak to Peak on the Gondola, Whistler is a must-do city.
Photo of Whistler, BC, Canada by David Patrick
We follow the Fraser River through the history of the Caribou Gold Rush era. Included are visits to the K’san Historical Village and Barkerville Historic Gold Rush Town. The K’san village is a great example of how the First Nation has continued to survive in harsh environments and keep their culture alive, while Barkerville sheds light on the prospectors and their hopes of striking it rich.
Photo of Cariboo, BC, Canada by David Patrick
This small fishing village is our first taste of Alaska and has a large concentration of black and brown bears fishing along Salmon Glacier/Fish Creek. Many on the Canadian side of the border like to argue that this is part of their land, but either way, it a beautiful inlet surrounded by glaciers, mountains and rivers. Make sure you get your passport stamped here; they’ve got some of the coolest stamps!
Photo of Hyder, Canada by David Patrick
Seattle is beautifully situated on the Puget Sound with Mt. Rainier overlooking the city from a short distance. Visit Pike Place Market or the Space Needle as these two iconic attractions will rarely disappoint. Land in one of America’s most beautiful cities surrounded by the Puget Sound and not-so-distant volcanoes. Meet your fellow group members and leaders at 6 pm for a pre-departure meeting followed by group meal. (Includes Pre-departure meeting)
Photo of Cassiar Highway, Kispiox, BC, Canada by David Patrick
This city is not to be missed with amazing culture, food, and activities to keep you entertained. Cross over into Canada to explore the outdoor activities and sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. Spend a few days exploring this coastal seaport relaxing at Stanley Park or its beautiful beaches. Take a leisurely stroll through Gas town boost, check out Grouse Mountain with lumberjack shows and a multitude of activities from zip lining to paragliding.
Photo of Whitehorse, YT, Canada by David Patrick
Most known for its winter season, Whistler has a vast array of summer activities to participate in along with a quaint ski town atmosphere. We’ll travel the Sea to Sky Highway with magnificent views and the possibility to see whales and bald eagles. Whether you want to mountain bike, ride ATVs, or ride Peak to Peak on the Gondola, Whistler is a must-do city.
Photo of Dawson City, YT, Canada by David Patrick
We follow the Fraser River through the history of the Caribou Gold Rush era. Included are visits to the K’san Historical Village and Barkerville Historic Gold Rush Town. The K’san village is a great example of how the First Nation has continued to survive in harsh environments and keep their culture alive, while Barkerville sheds light on the prospectors and their hopes of striking it rich.
Photo of Tok, AK, United States by David Patrick
This small fishing village is our first taste of Alaska and has a large concentration of black and brown bears fishing along Salmon Glacier/Fish Creek. Many on the Canadian side of the border like to argue that this is part of their land, but either way, it a beautiful inlet surrounded by glaciers, mountains and rivers. Make sure you get your passport stamped here; they’ve got some of the coolest stamps!
Photo of Anchorage, AK, United States by David Patrick
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